Insulated water bottles?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RedRider250x, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. RedRider250x

    RedRider250x Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all, I have a really weird question I guess you could say lol..
    Well I live in the Valley of California and our summers get hotter than anything I could ever imagine, I'm talking 110* for a week at a time. Recently I've been looking around for an insulated water bottle for my rabbit to keep her water cool during the day but I haven't been able to find anything like it online or at my local petstore.
    Does anybody have any idea if these even exist, or how I could even make one myself?
     
  2. I Love Layers

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    Take plastic water bottles, and freeze them.
    In the morning put one in, check a few hours later, if it has cooled off put a new one in and keep refilling and freezing the waterbottles
     
  3. RedRider250x

    RedRider250x Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes we do that to keep her cool, but I'm talking about her water bottle she drinks out of. I have work and can't be there 24\7 to continuously swap out her water all day
     
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    Ok. Have you tried putting ice in it instead?

    I find that just using a metal water dish actually keeps water colder then a water bottle does.
    Maybe build a box with a lid on top, fill the box with wood chips maybe.
     

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